51 year old Andres Valdes, of Corrigan, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (Trooper Nick Hatton is escorting Valdes).
Intoxicated Driver Causes Multi Vehicle Accident, MOSCOW, November 2, 2019 - At approximately 10:05 pm on November 1, 2019, a white 2017 Chevy pickup, driven by Andres Valdes, 51, of Corrigan, was north-bound on US-59 in the south-bound lanes of traffic. His pickup clipped the front end of a 2015 Mercedes Benz sedan, driven by Vera Mwaka, 48, of Livingston. Mwaka's vehicle left the pavement to the right and rolled backwards into the woodline. Valdez's pickup began to slide sideways and was then impacted by a gray 2017 Dodge 1500 driven by Nathan Kazan, 40, of Livingston. The impact pushed Valdez's pickup off the pavement to the right as Kazan's vehicle remained on the pavement. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, local Game Wardens, Corrigan Police Department and Troopers Allen Stanton, Ashlee White, and Nick Hatton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Valdes exited his vehicle and fled into the woods. A civilian woman chased Valdes and tackled him, then brought him back to the road where law enforcement was pulling up on the scene. Valdez had two passengers who also fled and at time of press, remain at large. Amazingly, there were no injuries. Valdez was heavily intoxicated and placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. The right lane of traffic on the south-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Valdez's and Mwaka's vehicles were recovered by Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan. Kazan's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Stop having to buy new tires every six months! FIX IT ONCE AND FOR ALL!
Valdez was driving this 2017 Chevy pickup.
48 year old Vera Mwaka, of Livingston, was driving this 2015 Mercedes and was clipped by Valdez as Valdez was driving north on 59 in the south-bound lanes of traffic.
40 year old Nathan Kazan, of Livingston, was driving this 2017 Dodge pickup when he impacted Valdez's pickup.
Valdez fled into the woods and was caught and brought back by a civlian woman.
There was a lamb in Valdez's pickup. The lamb fell into the grass, was frightened, but was physically okay. The lamb was taken into custody and cared for by animal control.
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